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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 44
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen 2 days ago

My name is Hans Polak, I'm the owner, cook, dishwasher, maintenance guy and web designer at 'La Casa del Holandés' in Spain. My wife is the general manager, maître d', kitchen hand, cleaning woman and community manager.

I have a master degree in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and specialized in Human Computer Interaction. That's the reason I choose GUI Junkie as my on-line personality (GUI stands for Graphical User Interface).

My wife is a psychologist.

Thanks to cooking.stackexchange I'm becoming a better cook, and, to give something back, I've posted a number of improvement suggestions at MSO, resulting in four (!) question bans in one year (these have all been lifted).


Dec
15
revised What is the difference between normal oils and cooking oils?
Corrected spelling
Dec
10
revised How can I determine canning processing times?
added tags
Dec
10
revised Non-dairy ice cream
Grammar + Thank you's are not needed
Oct
23
revised Do shrimp really have sex with their siblings before being served raw in sushi?
corrected spelling
Oct
11
revised Which part of the coffee brew is best?
Improved title (hopefully)
Aug
27
revised How can you speed up a genoise cake mixing?
Corrected genoise for sponge
Jul
2
revised Frying - Oil foams
Spelling
May
24
revised Are there any scientific advantages to using a cork to stop a wine bottle?
Added explanation what an oenologist is, not everybody knows that
Apr
7
revised Why does broccoli turn brown when steaming?
Conclusion of the presentation (in case it disappears)
Mar
24
revised How would you make a roux efficiently?
Improved title
Mar
15
revised Is free-range veal available in the US?
rolled back to a previous revision
Mar
15
revised What kind of onions for dal?
Spelling
Mar
15
revised Is free-range veal available in the US?
Edited out the 'Strauss' brand and one mention of the 'Whole Foods' brand.
Mar
14
revised How do I know when quiche is finished cooking?
Added a question
Mar
13
revised How does the “Suicide Sauce” from Hot Licks rate on the Scoville Scale
Added less localized questions
Feb
24
revised Is it possible to steam steak?
Added safety chart
Jan
28
revised How do you tell whether a lobster is cooked?
deleted 6 characters in body
Jan
27
revised Can I cook Meringue on tin foil rather than Baking paper?
Q&A site, thanks not needed :-)
Jan
23
revised How to prevent sliced vegetables/roots from sticking to the blade
added 190 characters in body
Jan
6
revised Prebaking bread, which internal temperature would you go for?
Added Celcius